23rd September 2021
The school council provides a meaningful platform for pupils to voice their concerns, opinions and interests and have their views taken into account in decisions which impact upon them. Braeburn School supports and nurtures the school council to help improve many aspects of school life. This is regarded an important and useful forum in providing leadership and development opportunities to pupils.
At the start of the new academic year, pupils from all the classes in Years 3 to 8 elected their representatives and deputies to the school council. In the past, only pupils from Year 4 to Year 8 have had representation in the school council. However, in this academic year, the council representation has been extended down to Year 1. Whereas Year 3 pupils elected their own class representatives, Year 1 and Year 2 pupils are represented by prefects (from Year 8) who will visit the classes regularly to learn about their concerns and interests.
During the first meeting of all the class representatives, elections were held for the president, vice president and the secretary of the council. Lakshita was elected the president, Nathanael was elected the secretary and Matthaeus was elected the vice president of the school council. It is noteworthy that whereas both Lakshita and Nathanael are Year 8 pupils, Matthaeus is in Year 3 and it is the first time a Year 3 pupil has been elected to a school council leadership role.
The council leadership team is all set to steer the council’s affairs and make the pupils’ voice heard and considered in the decision making process of the school. I am sure that their determination, cooperation and team spirit in projecting the voice of the pupils will make all Braeburn pupils enjoy life in school to an even greater extent, and have even more memorable learning experiences.
School Council Coordinator.